The islands and coastline that make up the city of Xiamen, once known as Amoy, make for a more relaxed and cleaner escape from China's bigger cities. While there's plenty to do in and around the city to fill in a week-long-or-more holiday in Xiamen, with just a two..
When my buddies and I Shanghai, it's usually with the sole intent of hitting the beach and doing some kitesurfing (though eating some great seafood and soaking up Xiamen's super relaxed vibe is always high on the agenda as well). We've been going kitesurfing in Xiamen..
Just under a year out from its launch in early 2010, Le Méridien Xiamen has established itself as a promising entrant in China's booming luxury hotel scene, bringing a global brand that bespeaks sophistication in all things, but especially the aesthetic pleasures to..
China, famed for its intricate teahouse culture, is fast developing its own coffee culture. Far beyond the doors of mass-markete Starbucks and Costa outlets in the big cities, China's new generation of coffee lovers is giving rise to countless small cafes where..
With fresh seafood everywhere you look, the car-free lanes and streets of Western concession-era Gulangyu with its curious East-meets-West villas and townhouses, great beaches, the rugged mountains overlooking the sea, and a hearty port-city blend of industry, culture..
While expat friends returned to their various home countries over the holidays, David, his wife, and their two-year-old daughter headed to Xiamen for a Christmas weekend stay in the new Le Méridien Xiamen. Traveling with a toddler can be difficult under any..
Imagine the thrill of skimming across the water at the speed of the wind, just you and the elements, your arms outstretched as if wakeboarding but there's no boat, no engine. Just the pure force of knots, blowing hard into a giant kite, twenty meters before you...